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Billed as an "action-packed thriller" from the pens of Zak Penn (The Avengers, X-Men: The Last Stand) and Michael Karnow (CatDog) Alphas is the latest show from Syfy (yep, still not as good as Sci-Fi).

According to Syfy (shakes head despondently) Alphas is the story of "five ordinary people that are brought together to form one extraordinary team of Alphas - people with the unique power to stretch the capabilities of the human mind giving them superhuman physical and mental abilities"- Sort of Mission Impossible meets the X-men then? Wowsers. Here's the trailer: 

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Featuring the talents of a personal favourite of mine David Strathairn (The Bourne Ultimatum, Good Night, and Good Luck) and an ensemble cast with plenty of TV experience between them, I'm pretty confident that Syfy (why?) could have a hit on their hands. Now if only they'd change that name...

ALPHAS premieres on Syfy (doh!) Stateside on July 11.

Did you like the trailer? Excited by the prospect of a new Crime Fighting team or bored to death with disparate groups of stragglers forced to overcome their differences to succeed? Actually prefer Syfy to Sci-Fi? Let us know below... 


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0 #3 Paul Mount 2011-05-31 20:55
I'm a big fan of these high concept big bucks US shows - nobody makes 'em better and they make TV look BIG - and this looks quite intriguing, even though the 'superpowered humans' stuff has been a bit done to death. Certainly looks a bit more exciting than the tedious 'Heroes' though so I'm in.
0 #2 jim 2011-05-31 20:36
I really struggle to give a crap about all these high budget U.S. type drama thingies.
They all seem so corporate and I blame them for everyone in the U.K. now calling series 'seasons'.
Seasons... *shudder*
0 #1 Mr Cheese 2011-05-31 20:15
Quite like the look of this. Totally agree with Animal regards Syfy vs Sci-Fi.

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